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The RMCA’s library network consists of a Central Library and 10 sublibraries, with their own reading room or a space where the works can be consulted, which are linked to the scientific disciplines.
> more information:  library collection and online catalogue Libis

Central library

  • In the central library you can access collections from the central library, the collections of Ethnography, Social Anthropology and make use of the Central reading room.
    >more information: Central Reading Room.

    Accessible by appointment only.
    Tel.: (+32) 02 769 56 00 - fax: (+32) 02 76956 18


Alongside the central library several sublibraries exist (see: map of the buildings).
The catalogue of these sublibraries is available via Libis.

The Library of Independent Congo catalogue includes not only books (also listed in Libis for post-2007 works), but also magazine articles, documents, dissertations, theses, press kits, archives, maps, and the inventory of the library’s periodicals and newspapers. 




Collections General Geology, Cartography, Isotope geology and Geochemistry

  • General Geology
    Colonial Palace (A), ground floor
    Open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Open on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon.
  • Cartography
    Colonial Palace (A), 2nd floor
    Accessible by appointment only; daily except on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Info: Nathalie Andries  



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